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Constitution of Zambia, 1991(Amended to 1996)

Constitution of Zambia, 1991(Amended to 1996)



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Zambia Constitution
Zambia Constitution

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Published by: Chola Mukanga on Jun 30, 2008
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CONSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA, 1991(Amended to 1996)
Table of Contents
Part I-National Sovereignty and StatePart II-CitizenshipPart III-Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the IndividualPart IV-The ExecutivePart V-The LegislaturePart VI-The JudicaturePart VII-Defence and National SecurityPart VIII-Local Government SystemPart IX-Directive Principles of State Policy and the Duties of a CitizenPart X-FinancePart XI-Service CommissionsPart XII-Human Rights CommissionPart XIII-Chiefs and House of ChiefsPart XIV-Miscellaneous
 (As amended by Act No. 18 of 1996)WE, THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA by our representatives,assembled in our Parliament, having solemnly resolvedto maintain Zambia as a Sovereign Democratic Republic;DETERMINED to uphold and exercise our inherent andinviolable right as a people to decide, appoint andproclaim the means and style to govern ourselves;RECOGNISE the equal worth of men and women in theirrights to participate, and freely determine and build apolitical, economic and social system of their own freechoice;PLEDGE to ourselves that we shall ensure that the Stateshall respect the rights and dignity of the humanfamily, uphold the laws of the State and conduct theaffairs of the State in such manner as to preserve,develop, and utilise its resources for this and futuregenerations;DECLARE the Republic a Christian nation while upholdingthe right of every person to enjoy that person’sfreedom of conscience or religion;RESOLVE to uphold the values of democracy,transparency, accountability and good governance;AND FURTHER RESOLVE that Zambia shall forever remain aunitary, indivisible, multi-party and democraticsovereign state;DO HEREBY ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THISCONSTITUTION.PART INATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND STATE
 (As amended by Act No. 18 of 1996)Article 1Declaration of Republic, sovereignty of people, supremelaw and official language(1) Zambia is a unitary, indivisible, multi-party anddemocratic sovereign State.(2) All power resides in the people who shall exercisetheir sovereignty through the democratic institutionsof the State in accordance with the Constitution.(3) This Constitution is the supreme law of Zambia andif any other law is inconsistent with this constitutionthat other law shall, to the extent of theinconsistency, be void.(4) This Constitution shall bind all persons in theRepublic of Zambia and all Legislative, Executive andJudicial organs of the State at all levels.(5) The official language of Zambia shall be English.Article 2Public SealThe Public Seal of the Republic shall be such as may beprescribed by or under an Act of Parliament.Article 3National Anthem, National Flag, National Emblem andNational MottoThe National Anthem, the National Flag, the NationalEmblem and the National Motto shall be such as may beprescribed by or under an Act of Parliament.

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